MARLENE HECK

Dean's Advisory Board

Senior Lecturer of Art History, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth, NH 

(1977 MAH)


Marlene received her B.A. in history from the University of Texas at Austin, her Masters in Architectural History from the University of Virginia in 1977 and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988. Marlene joined the Advisory Board in spring 2013.

Marlene is a Senior Lecturer in Art History at Dartmouth College.  Her research and writing focus on the architectural and social history of 'America in the age of Jefferson.' She is particularly interested in vernacular building traditions and the way 18th-century building design was altered to respond to new social and cultural practices adopted during the early national period. She is at work on a pair of articles on America's 18th-century Palladian architectural tradition, and has begun research for an architectural and social history of Portsmouth, NH in the years just following the Revolution. Extensive travel in the Near and Middle East has permitted her to document the work of American architectural firms who built in those regions during the 1970s and 1980s. As a founding partner in the Austin, TX-based cultural resource management firm of Hardy.Heck.Moore & Associates, she has conducted architectural surveys throughout the country.

Marlene was a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board from 2013 – 2018.